Glasses Are In: Here’s How to Wear Them with David Paul Opticians


Just when you were on the verge of giving contacts one last go, or even forking out for laser eye surgery, a miracle occurred: glasses came into fashion! The trend is now so strong that even those with 20:20 vision are donning clear lens specs, so there’s never been a better time to wear your four-eyes with pride.

At David Paul Opticians, we offer a wide range of leading designer frames , from Lindberg to Calvin Klein. With such a huge range of fashion-forward frames now on the market choosing a look can be tricky, but our friendly team will happily help you make a decision on what works best for your style and your face shape. To help you get started, here are some of the best on-trend looks right now.

Horn-Rimmed Glasses

Tortoise shell or horn-rimmed glasses are bang on trend this year and now come in more tones and colours than ever. Opt for round frames for a true hipster-intellectual look or go for cat eyes for an old-school retro vibe. If you want to add some classic English style to your look, then frames with a clear lower half and tortoise shell upper are the perfect choice. For something more timeless, classic brown tortoise shell glasses with a rectangular frame will never go out of style. If you want a fun twist on this classic look, then marbled frames can make a great alternative, where mixed-colour acetates are used to create striking patterns.

Transparent Frames

Another look that is on the rise at the moment is see-through plastic. Clear plastic frames create the ultimate geek-chic look and are featuring on the pages of fashion magazines everywhere right now. Opt for clear plastic for an everyday look or soft colours like pink or blue for something a little different. If you want something more middle-ground, then clear brown or honey-coloured frames are also all the rage.

Wooden Effect Glasses

For those who want something with a more natural look, wooden effect frames are big right now. They offer a rugged, outdoorsy look that can easily be translated into office chic when paired with a suit. Usually they are made from acetate which has been given a finish to appear like wood. For something a little adventurous, why not go for coloured wood, such as bright pink or purple?

Gold Wire Frames

Another classic look that is bounding back into the fashion world is gold. Gold metal frames usually come in the form of thin, round frames that offer a more polished angle on the hipster look. They are great for going from day to night as they have a more sophisticated feel than plastic frames

Don’t Forget the Sunglasses

One thing that many spec-wearers forget is a decent pair of prescription sunglasses, but they really are a summer essential. Rather than squinting at that beautiful landscape on holiday or ruining your snaps with a pair of glare-ridden glasses, you can transform your summer months with a pair of prescription sunnies. Our Tom Ford sunglasses are a great fashion accessory and what better excuse to get some designer bling than purchasing something that’s practical too?

Check Out Our Great Range of Glasses Today

Based in in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, David Paul Opticians has a wide array of prescription frames and sunglasses to suit every style. We offer everything from eye care and tests to advice on frames and contact lenses.

To speak with our expert team, please call us on 01442 879 303, use our online contact form , or visit our website for more information.